Domesticated in Peru, potatoes came to the Old World with the Columbian Exchange. But Europeans did not take to them easily. From a local staple of the people of the Andes Mountains to one of the most ubiquitous foods in the world, potatoes have a surprising history. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of the food that transformed Europe
Peanuts are a billion dollar a year industry in the United States. From a South American herb to a product that 90% of Americans eat on a regular basis, the story of how peanuts have pleased palates throughout history deserves to be remembered.